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Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Victoria Bitter has been Australia’s favorite full strength beer brand for many years. VB, as it is widely known, was launched in the 1890s and since then has developed a reputation as a great beer with a tradition of rewarding Australians who work and play hard.

The alcohol percentage went down from 4.8% to 4.6% in 2009.

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1.3
vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 9 May 2004 - Low malt, no hop or spice aromas. Yellow clear, low suds lacing and no head. Slight sweet, bitter simplisitic, low malt and short flavour. Fizzy light mouthfeel. Even at a lower temperature than normally served, this beer is less than ordinary, in fact the colder this beer is, the more masked its ordinaire qualiteit.Choos, you need to drink US macrobeers to realise that VB is not the end of the scale (although not too far from it).

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JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 26, 2004
(on bottle) Flat and very pale yellow, and absolutely no head. Strange small sediments in the brew? One taste only; sour corn and i guess thats about it; poor aussies.

1.7
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
Tap: Gold, white head, classic Aussie lager look. Sweet aroma of nothing in particular. For some bizarre reason I always like the flavour (not much though), and always hate myself for liking it... It’s VB... It’s cheap.

1.8
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2004
First whiff was quite distinctly apples, but this dissappeared, leaving a soapy aroma. Poured a nice mid gold, nicely carbonated, which lasted all the way to the bottom of the quality plastic Qantas cup and left some lacing. Flavour is pretty bad, not really bitter at all, masked with some weird sweet soapyness which I couldn’t shake.

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jbj42 (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2004 does not count
colour of elderly male STD infested inbred camel urine, smell consistant with colour, taste consistant with smell. as has been said before giving this anything above negative score pains me deeply, but i truly admire the man at CUB that can become a millionaire by botteling his great grandmothers breast milk. the only upside of this beer is that its in a twist top bottle, as similar substances can only be found in pools on the floors of public toilets

1.4
piscator34 (2646) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2004
Not really bitter at all... just bland macro swill. Not much aroma at all, and the flavors range from slightly floral to chemical and cardboard. One to avoid.

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Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2004
Pale Golden In Colouring with a thick frosty decent sized head which lasts most of the beer through. Bitter, malty aromas are evident. A chemical, bitter, rustic taste of beer, which is also Crisp and Clear and drinkable when desperate.

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JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2004 Had out of many cans and bottles, a true Australian classic. Bitter taste and finish. Not bad when considered against American macrobrews. Still, far from special. I’m not sure if this will show as an update or not but I must note that United Airlines 747’s are stocked with this on flights traversing the Pacific Ocean from U.S. to Auz. Killed these like there was no tomorrow. Anytime a stewerdess looked at me, she knew she better god damn have a can of this in her hand. I shoved a few of the empty ones in my buddy Phil’s hoodie. I drank a 40oz of this in the streets of melbourne, paper baggy and all. I had it on tap. I had it in a little green bottle while dining at the Sydney Opera House. This beer is a staple of ’down under’ Do not deny it!

1.9
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I had way too many of these on the flight over. haha. Well, kind of bitter. Very popular in Australia. I guess it’s like Bud Light over here. Kind of bitter taste. Some malt in the aroma. But aside from that just bland. But it was a different feel from the Bud products!!

1.7
Lunkie (1960) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2004
Malt aroma with clear golden colour and little head. Bitter flavour with flat palate.


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